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6News video: New law enforces seat belt use for school vehicles
June 27, 2007
A new law forces students to strap in in some school vehicles starting next year as new legislation also says that students who aren’t wearing a seat belt could have to pay a fine.
6News weather report for June 28
June 27, 2007
6News meteorologist Jennifer Shack gives the upcoming forecast for June 28.
6Sports video: Local athletes making adjustment to Div. I level
June 27, 2007
They probably wont’ be the stars of next year’s Kansas mens basketball team but they’re guaranteed to have plenty of local fans rooting them on.
6News video: Planned improvements closes post off drop box
June 27, 2007
Post office patrons will have to go inside to drop off letters this week.
6News video: Accused serial rapist appears in Lawrence court
June 27, 2007
A serial rape suspect brought back from California to face charges of sexually assaulting three Lawrence women in the mid ‘90s appears before a Douglas County district court judge this afternoon.
6News video: Court rules in favor of Tongie interchange
June 27, 2007
A major defeat for opponents of the county road one project south of Tonganoxie as a Leavenworth County district court rules in favor of the city allowing leaders to pay at least one million dollars toward the construction of a turnpike interchange.
6News video: National HIV testing day encourages awareness
June 27, 2007
June 27th marks HIV testing day across the nation.
6News video: Police looking for man who robbed drug store
June 27, 2007
Lawrence police ask for your help in identifying a suspect wanted in connection with a robbery at the Walgreens on 23rd street last night.
6News video: Orchards Golf course goes up for sale
June 27, 2007
The Orchards Golf Course is for sale, two years after its owner gave up the property’s development rights.
6Sports video: City football camp brings city coaches together
June 27, 2007
If you look at this one, once in a while the Lions and Firebirds can work together.
6News video: City taking major steps to purchase Farmland property
June 27, 2007
Plans to redevelop the Farmland Industries site take a major step forward as city leaders announce plans to make a bid on the 467 acre property east of Lawrence.
6News video: Construction to limit campus access
June 27, 2007
Work on a new traffic booth on KU’s campus will force Jayhawk Boulevard to close for several weeks this summer.
6News Now: Orchards golf course for sale
June 27, 2007
In tonight’s 6News and tomorrow’s Lawrence Journal-World, the Orchards golf course is up for sale for nearly $800,000, and a look at new legislation requiring students to wear seatbelts in district passenger vans.
Attorney general’s office says some of the case against Tiller was flawed
June 27, 2007
A criminal case previously filed against the state’s best-known abortion provider was based partly on incorrect or incomplete information, a spokeswoman for the attorney general’s office said Wednesday.
Rain expected; area under flash flood watch
Douglas County and Leavenworth County are on the northern edge of a flash flood watch
June 27, 2007
Douglas County and Leavenworth County are on the northern edge of a flash flood watch issued by the National Weather Service set to expire Thursday evening.
People in the news
June 27, 2007 in print edition on A2
¢ Sexiest vegetarians named¢ Lohan extends rehab stay¢ Hefner’s life story to be made into movie
MLB briefs
June 27, 2007 in print edition on C5
¢ Bonds will donate artifact to hall¢ Percival back in majors¢ Big Unit to return to Arizona’s rotation¢ Clemens attends funeral¢ Tejada out until August
Paul Simon collects first Gershwin prize
June 27, 2007 in print edition on A2
Paul Simon becomes the first recipient of the “Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song” (7 p.m., PBS, check local listings).
Republicans debate war, God and science
June 27, 2007 in print edition on A3
Republican presidential candidates wrestled with issues of war, God and science in a freewheeling two-hour debate Tuesday night, at times battling over which of them are conservative enough for the party’s primary voters while still sufficiently distant from a GOP president suffering low approval ratings.
Lordy, lordy, look who’s 40
Record seven pitchers starting today, that’s who
June 27, 2007 in print edition on C5
It really will be old-timers’ day in the major leagues today, when a record seven pitchers in their 40s are scheduled to start.
KU’s Wright: Bulls would be a good fit
June 27, 2007 in print edition on C1
As a youngster growing up in Chicago, Julian Wright followed the fortunes of just one NBA team: the Bulls.
Early attack
Political campaigns have plenty of time to get nasty without the help of high-dollar television ads 14 months before the election.
June 27, 2007 in print edition on B10
Isn’t it a little early for campaign attack ads? Many Kansans probably were surprised by television ads that have run recently attacking the record of State Treasurer Lynn Jenkins, who has announced her intention to seek the Republican nomination for the 2nd District congressional seat now held by Rep. Nancy Boyda, a Democrat.
Threats spur outpouring of support
June 27, 2007 in print edition on B10
So, what’s going on with you? Nothing much? Wish I could say the same. As you may know if you’ve seen CNN or read the paper, yours truly has lately been the target of death threats and harassment from the ranks of the not-so-tightly-wrapped.
Quick exit would be wrong move in Iraq
June 27, 2007 in print edition on B10
It’s easy to get very, very angry at the Bush administration when you are visiting the Iraqi capital. The violence causing Iraqis such hideous pain and claiming more U.S. troops can be traced directly to the mistakes made by U.S. officials - before and after the invasion. You will hear this truth - often in harsher tones - from U.S. military commanders, top Iraqi officials, and ordinary Iraqis here.
June 27, 2007 in print edition on D5
For Wednesday, June 27
Developer pleads guilty to tax charges for illegal workers
June 27, 2007 in print edition on A7
A developer of luxury lake condominiums pleaded guilty Tuesday to not paying taxes on his construction workers, including some who were illegal immigrants.
Safe food practices keep Fourth fun
June 27, 2007 in print edition on D3
Q: As we approach the Fourth of July celebrations, what food safety tips can you share?
Stormy weather keeps two on the chase for 11 years
June 27, 2007 in print edition on B5
For Tyler Costantini and Joey Ketcham, the tornado sirens are not a warning to take shelter. Instead, they are a signal that they have found what they are looking for.
Assassins kill 2 more Iraqi tribal leaders
June 27, 2007 in print edition on A7
Two more tribal leaders were assassinated in Baghdad on Tuesday, a day after a bombing at a hotel downtown killed 13 people, including members of a Sunni Muslim council that recently had allied with U.S. forces fighting Sunni insurgents linked to al-Qaida.
Owner suspects tainted food in dogs’ deaths
June 27, 2007 in print edition on B1
Keri Collins has watched helplessly as one by one her Pomeranian Yorkshire terriers die of kidney failure.
Sorenstam faces stiffest test
Golfer hopes it all comes together again at Open
June 27, 2007 in print edition on C8
The gradual slide from the top of women’s golf began at the major championship that brought Annika Sorenstam so much satisfaction.
Kansas City hammers Angels
June 27, 2007 in print edition on C1
Billy Butler, John Buck and Alex Gordon homered, and the Kansas City Royals took advantage of two throwing errors by third baseman Chone Figgins in a 12-4 rout of the Los Angeles Angels on Tuesday night.
Release of CIA’s ‘family jewels’ doesn’t clear up all secrets
June 27, 2007 in print edition on A5
After fighting to keep them secret for more than three decades, the CIA released hundreds of documents Tuesday that catalog some of the most egregious intelligence abuses of the Cold War, including assassination plots against foreign leaders and illegal efforts to spy on Americans.
Appeals court overturns conviction in road rage killing
June 27, 2007 in print edition on B9
A state appeals court on Tuesday overturned the conviction of a man serving an 18-year prison sentence for helping his father kill a driver who had yelled at them when their truck veered into his lane.
First lady says AIDS fight involves other health issues
June 27, 2007 in print edition on A6
First lady Laura Bush picked vegetables and handed out mosquito nets Tuesday to emphasize that fighting AIDS in Africa also means tackling some of the continent’s even more widespread afflictions: malnutrition and malaria.
Less is more
McCray heeds weight-loss edict
June 27, 2007 in print edition on C1
Kansas University women’s basketball coach Bonnie Henrickson issued an edict to Danielle McCray: Weigh 170 pounds by Aug. 1, or else. What does “or else” mean?
LeBron says he’ll play for the U.S. national team after all
June 27, 2007 in print edition on C6
LeBron James will wear the red, white and blue this summer after all. Cleveland’s All-Star forward ended uncertainty about his status with the U.S. national team on Tuesday night by saying he will play in next month’s FIBA America’s Tournament, where the Americans will try to qualify for the 2008 Olympics.
China’s great leap: from Yao to Yi
June 27, 2007 in print edition on C6
They love Yao. Now comes Yi. That’s Yi Jianlian, the 7-foot power forward who will be among the top choices in Thursday’s NBA Draft.
Road rules: First-time drivers get behind the wheel
Teens learn street smarts in summer course
June 27, 2007 in print edition on A1
When young drivers slide behind the wheel for the first time and hit Lawrence roads during the summer, just about anything can turn up in the car.
House speaker supports Legislature’s late-term abortion review
June 27, 2007 in print edition on B4
Some legislators are pushing their leaders to initiate a review of late-term abortions in Kansas, and House Speaker Melvin Neufeld says the idea makes sense because of the debate surrounding Dr. George Tiller.
Morrison: No wrongdoing found at Planned Parenthood clinic
AG’s decision on Tiller expected this week
June 27, 2007 in print edition on B4
An investigation by Attorney General Paul Morrison of a Planned Parenthood clinic here that performs abortions found no violations of Kansas law.
Paris Hilton savors life’s simple pleasures
June 27, 2007 in print edition on A2
Paris Hilton got out of jail Tuesday and immediately got back to being Paris Hilton, summoning a hair-salon van and, by her mere presence, creating a huge traffic jam that angered the neighbors.
McNabb taps GCCC
June 27, 2007 in print edition on C3
May Lawrence High graduate Jace McNabb has signed a letter of intent to play basketball at Garden City Community College.
Woodling: Offensive mascots must go
June 27, 2007 in print edition on C1
Add Arkansas State to the growing list of universities agreeing to scrap an ethnically offensive nickname.
Dads often split roles when coaching their kids
June 27, 2007
The bleachers at youth baseball and softball games are filled with parents who are there to watch and support their kids.So are the benches in the dugouts.
Barbecue expert heats up holiday secrets on ‘Jayni’s Kitchen’
June 27, 2007 in print edition on D2
Join “Jayni’s Kitchen” this week for “Celebrate July Fourth with Bigg’s BBQ.”
Dandelion woes
June 27, 2007 in print edition on B10
To the editor: When we talk about the beauty of Douglas County, Lawrence and the surrounding area, we look at fine lawns and great amounts of vegetation. This is wonderful to see in the spring, until the dandelions appear. They multiply by the thousands every spring, and the city does nothing to stop it.
Contractors approved for new sewer plant
June 27, 2007 in print edition on B3
The contractors have been selected to build the community’s $87 million sewer treatment plant.
TV proposal goes too far
June 27, 2007 in print edition on B11
Every night around 11 o’clock my wife reluctantly relinquishes the remote control so that I can select the local newscast we will watch. The scene is familiar to millions of people for whom the TV remote can sometimes cause marital friction and spark a battle for the power to determine what others watch.
City OKs homeless ‘vision’ but no funds
June 27, 2007 in print edition on B3
City commissioners are enthusiastic about creating a new vision to provide services to Lawrence’s homeless community, but stopped short of funding it for 2008.
Old Home Town - 40 years ago
June 27, 2007 in print edition on B10
Kansas University Chancellor Clarke Wescoe asked the Kansas Board of Regents to take another look at the 15-1 student-faculty ratio “because it does not help the university.” Wescoe claimed a 12-1 or 11-1 ratio would create a far more favorable and productive learning climate.
Baker baseball signs two Tulsans
June 27, 2007 in print edition on C3
Two seniors from Tulsa (Okla.) Metro Christian Academy have signed national letters of intent to play baseball at Baker University.
Blair’s new role: Mideast envoy
June 27, 2007 in print edition on A6
The Bush administration and its partners in the foundering Middle East peace process will take a chance that the earnestness, eloquence, energy and international prestige of British Prime Minister Tony Blair can bridge the widening gap between Israel and the Palestinians.
Kansas’ Agafonov on academic team
June 27, 2007 in print edition on C3
Kansas University junior Egor Agafonov was named to the CoSIDA/ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America men’s track and field/cross country second team Tuesday.
Army worms taking a bite out of wheat crops
June 27, 2007 in print edition on B6
It just wasn’t enough, the freezing temperatures, leaf and stripe rust and then hail. No, Mother Nature - or someone equally wicked - had to toss in an abundant supply of wheat head army worms - not your everyday wheat pest.
Care questions
June 27, 2007 in print edition on B11
To the editor: Why should taxpayers foot the bill for undocumented residents’ social services and health care? That is a fair question.
Lawrence Datebook
June 27, 2007 in print edition on B2
Events around Lawrence.
Kansas lineman fired up
Haselhorst thrilled to get break from rehab
June 27, 2007 in print edition on C1
Kansas University junior Todd Haselhorst gladly will take the butt-kicking that summer conditioning gives football players like himself. He knows that the pot of gold - a 12-game season this fall - is the reward.
GOP senators join call to withdraw U.S. troops
June 27, 2007 in print edition on A7
Some Senate Republicans are suddenly pushing the White House to begin withdrawing most U.S. troops from Iraq, apparently deciding that they can’t wait for a September report to call for changing course.
N. Korean defector returns to communist country
June 27, 2007 in print edition on A6
A woman who fled North Korea after living there for 43 years returned to the communist country Tuesday following nearly four years in Japan, saying that she missed her children and found Japanese society unwelcoming.
Human remains found near transplant plane crash site
June 27, 2007 in print edition on A3
No one was believed to have survived the crash of a small plane that was carrying a six-member organ transplant team and their cargo of donor organs, authorities said Tuesday.
Old Home Town - 25 years ago
June 27, 2007 in print edition on B10
David Eisenhower was a special guest at the dedication of Lecompton’s historical Lane University building, where his great-grandparents, the parents of former President Dwight D. Eisenhower, had met and were married.
Gordon, Johnson docked 100 points
Crew chiefs fined, suspended for six NASCAR races
June 27, 2007 in print edition on C2
NASCAR showed it won’t tolerate any modifications to its Car of Tomorrow by levying stiff penalties against Hendrick Motorsports drivers Jeff Gordon, Jimmie Johnson and their crew chiefs Tuesday.
Old Home Town - 100 years ago
June 27, 2007 in print edition on B10
From the Lawrence Daily World for June 27, 1907: “The first half of this year has been a record-breaker for the Kansas Insurance Department.
Countdown to Atlantis launch begins
June 27, 2007 in print edition on A3
NASA started a countdown Tuesday toward the first space shuttle flight of the year. Engineers reported no major technical problems and the weather forecast looked favorable for a Friday launch.
Indians blindside Athletics
June 27, 2007 in print edition on C4
Kelly Shoppach’s pinch-hit three-run homer capped a five-run ninth inning rally and lifted Cleveland.
Herbs, spices may help fight cancer
June 27, 2007 in print edition on D1
That well-done steak you ate from your grill last weekend doesn’t have to keep you up at night, worrying about getting cancer.
Two ex-Jayhawks in CFL
June 27, 2007 in print edition on C3
Two former Kansas University football players have made the opening-day rosters of Canadian Football League teams.
Zoo still recovering from flooding
June 27, 2007 in print edition on B12
The Hutchinson Zoo is still trying to recover from flooding in May and is unlikely to officially reopen to the public by Sunday, zoo officials said.
Aging retirees relate horror stories
Congress might step in to make sure league takes care of its former players
June 27, 2007 in print edition on C2
Aging NFL retirees told Congress Tuesday that playing professional football left them with broken bodies, brain damage and empty bank accounts. Lawmakers said they may get involved if a better pension and disability system isn’t created.
Lakers talking trade, targeting Garnett
June 27, 2007 in print edition on C6
The Lakers are aggressively pursuing trades - and their main target reportedly is Kevin Garnett in what would be a clear attempt to placate a disgruntled Kobe Bryant.
Suspect charged in Laos plot confesses, implicates 2 others
June 27, 2007 in print edition on A3
A Rancho Cordova man, one of 10 charged in Sacramento federal court with plotting a violent coup against the Laotian government, confessed and implicated the two key suspects, according to a court document filed Tuesday.
Wild rice dresses up summer salad
June 27, 2007 in print edition on D2
Wild rice is quite toothsome and has a distinctive, nutty flavor with hints of smokiness. The long earth-toned grains make it a visually attractive choice for pilafs or for blending into a mixture of whole-grain varieties.
New ads celebrate need for speed
Fast wireless download times merge with art in marketing campaign
June 27, 2007 in print edition on B8
Sprint Nextel Corp., which has struggled to attract customers with marketing criticized as confusing and unfocused, will try again when it begins rolling out a new round of advertising this weekend.
Special Olympic fundraiser golf on tap Saturday
June 27, 2007 in print edition on C3
The Lew Perkins Charity Golf Classic Supporting Douglas County Special Olympics tees off Saturday morning at Alvamar Golf and Country Club, and there are still slots available.
KU recruit Clarke to visit Kentucky
June 27, 2007 in print edition on C3
Rotnei Clarke, a 6-foot senior to be from Claremore, Okla., plans to visit Kentucky this weekend, he told
Basil, tomatoes an aromatic, flavorful mix
June 27, 2007 in print edition on D1
Summer has settled in. Even without consulting a calendar, I know it is late June because of the buzz at my ear every time I walk to the garden and the way the heat washes across my face and down my neck as I stoop to weed. Preparing to work in the garden now requires a ritual bath in sunscreen and insect repellant.
Suspect pleads guilty in home-invasion death
June 27, 2007 in print edition on A7
A man charged in the home-invasion death of an 86-year-old woman has pleaded guilty to reduced charges of involuntary manslaughter and felony burglary.
Police ID body as nearby resident
Foul play not likely in man’s death
June 27, 2007 in print edition on B1
Police on Tuesday evening announced the identification of a body found one week earlier hanging in an outbuilding on a rental property near the Kansas University campus.
Sierra Nevada fire forces evacuations
June 27, 2007 in print edition on A3
A wildfire fanned by high wind on the eastern front of the Sierra Nevada led to the evacuation of homes and two schools Tuesday and closed a 40-mile section of highway spanning the California state line.
Eudora mother continues fight for more cancer research funds
June 27, 2007 in print edition on B1
A tight family budget prevented Judi O’Grady from traveling Tuesday to Washington, D.C., to lobby for funds for children’s cancer research, but she doesn’t want a tight federal budget to slow research into lifesaving cures and treatments.
Rules for papal elections changed
June 27, 2007 in print edition on A6
Pope Benedict XVI has changed the rules for electing a new pope, returning to the traditional requirement that two-thirds of the cardinals in the conclave agree on a candidate, the Vatican said Tuesday.
Consumer greed
June 27, 2007 in print edition on B11
To the editor: Julie Matchett had a good letter on the use of insecticides. However, the sad truth is that 99 percent of the people will not check the labels. Everything from our food supply to the clothing we wear is from countries that do not have restrictions, as we in this country do.
State arts board shapes all-ages strategy
June 27, 2007 in print edition on B3
Attempting to bridge the generational gap in interest in the arts is one goal of the proposed new strategy for the Kansas Arts Commission.
KU’s Arthur off to trials
June 27, 2007 in print edition on C2
Kansas University sophomore Darrell Arthur is one of 18 players to compete at USA Basketball’s Under 19 team trials Thursday through Saturday at American Airlines Center.
Downtown waterline project under way
June 27, 2007 in print edition on B1
Until further notice, the Baldwin City Fire Department will respond to calls backward - at least as the truck leaves the fire station.
Wrestler’s murder-suicide puts steroids in crime spotlight
June 27, 2007 in print edition on A1
Pro wrestler Chris Benoit strangled his wife, suffocated his 7-year-old son and placed a Bible next to their bodies before hanging himself with a weight-machine pulley, authorities said Tuesday.
Wreckage located of tourists’ plane
June 27, 2007 in print edition on A6
Searchers located the wreckage of a passenger airplane in a Cambodian jungle after it disappeared two days earlier with 22 people aboard, officials said today.
County to consider quarry permit change
June 27, 2007 in print edition on B1
Douglas County commissioners tonight will consider approval of a conditional-use permit for Big Springs Quarry, which is about two miles south of Big Springs on North 1700 Road.
City to bid on vacant Farmland property
June 27, 2007 in print edition on A1
Let’s have an auction. Lawrence City Commissioners on Tuesday said they’re ready to make the opening bid in a bankruptcy court auction to purchase the vacant Farmland Industries plant east of Lawrence.
On the record
June 27, 2007 in print edition on B2
Lawrence crime blotter
TB patient may be able to leave room
June 27, 2007 in print edition on A3
The Atlanta lawyer quarantined with a dangerous strain of tuberculosis has a relatively low chance of spreading the disease, possibly allowing him to leave his isolation room for a short time as soon as next week, one of his doctors said Tuesday.
Journalist’s kidnappers threaten to kill him
June 27, 2007 in print edition on A6
The shadowy Palestinian group that kidnapped a British reporter threatened Tuesday to kill him, adding freedom for an al-Qaida-linked prisoner to its list of demands and charging that Hamas detained two of its members.
Two suspects arrested for Kwik Shop robberies
June 27, 2007 in print edition on B2
Two men are in custody and a third suspect is at large following robberies of three Lawrence businesses early Tuesday.
Star Signs adds sports, city work
June 27, 2007 in print edition on B8
Star Signs LLC, Lawrence, recently secured four new contracts:
What’s in that tasty hot dog?
June 27, 2007 in print edition on B8
Whether sizzled on the barbecue or scarfed down at the ball game, hot dogs are so popular that it seems almost unpatriotic to point out that they’re essentially tidy little bundles of sodium, additives and fat.
YRC to acquire Chinese carrier
June 27, 2007 in print edition on B8
Trucking company YRC Worldwide Inc. said Tuesday it had signed a preliminary agreement to acquire Shanghai Jiayu Logistics Ltd., one of the largest less-than-truckload carriers in China.
Late-night robberies reported at businesses
June 27, 2007 in print edition on B2
Lawrence police were seeking two suspects Tuesday night after two unrelated robberies occurred within 15 minutes of each other.
New aviation research labs help to put Wichita State institute among the best
June 27, 2007 in print edition on B9
Wade Davis and his crew at Wichita State University are busy shaking, freezing, cooking and squeezing. But what the group does is far from home economics.
June 27, 2007 in print edition on B8
Italian infusion
Chef brings know-how cultivated on coast to new downtown restaurant
June 27, 2007 in print edition on D1
Armando Paniagua realizes he’s going against the grain. He’s been working at restaurants in California for 17 years, most recently as chef at a Rose Pistola in San Francisco - a much-lauded restaurant in a city known for its cuisine.
Jaw injury may sideline hot dog eating champion
June 27, 2007 in print edition on A8
The competitive eating world is already chewing on this bit of breaking news: The champ may not be able to chomp.
Andruw Jones breaks HR slump
June 27, 2007 in print edition on C4
Jarrod Saltalamacchia homered twice, and slumping Andruw Jones went deep for the first time in 21â2 weeks to lead Atlanta.
Kansas soldier dies of wounds suffered last week
June 27, 2007 in print edition on A7
A paratrooper from the 82nd Airborne Division who was wounded last week in an insurgent attack in Iraq has died, the Department of Defense said Tuesday.
Former employee alleges discrimination
June 27, 2007 in print edition on B1
Jefferson County now faces two trials in U.S. District Court based on a former employee’s allegations of discrimination.
Voters approve referendum for new casino, slot machines
June 27, 2007 in print edition on A1
The crowd was giddy with anticipation before it turned raucous with celebration Tuesday night at the Woodlands Racetrack in Kansas City, Kan.
Hoopsters’ summer league hits the home stretch
June 27, 2007
With summer well under way, athletes have hit the diamonds, soccer fields and swimming pools. But for some athletes, the rising temperatures are the perfect excuse to head indoors - for basketball.
Raiders’ doubleheader at Emporia postponed
June 27, 2007 in print edition on C3
Tuesday’s scheduled Raiders’ Legion baseball doubleheader at Emporia had to be postponed because of facility woes.
Calories weigh down ‘light’ beer
June 27, 2007 in print edition on B8
We now drink more light beer than any other kind, and more varieties have frothed up recently to quench that American thirst. But shoppers beware: There is no standard for light beer, so you will find calories - and taste - all over the lot.